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How to Make Kitchen Cabinets Taller

Not only do kitchen cabinets play a vital role in the functionality of your home, they actually impose a major impact on your kitchen's appearance.  In case you have been living in a cave for the past five years, tall cabinets are all the rage. Designers and contractors are implementing designs in which the kitchen cabinets go all the way to the height of the ceiling. I think tall cabinets have become a major trend because they create the illusion of…

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Makeup Vanity Makeover

Continuing on with my recent quest to "glam up" my home, I decided to tackle the makeup vanity in my bedroom. When you walk into our master bedroom, there is an entryway/foyer/hall that includes a vanity and closet. Here is what it looked like when we first moved in. Shortly after moving in, I gel-stained the vanity with General Finishes Gel Stain in the color "Java". To see that tutorial click here.  I also replaced the hardware and faucet with more…

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First Christmas in My First Fixer Upper

As another year comes to a close, many of us tend to get a bit reflective. In holiday fashion,  I would like to reflect with you on how far we have come with our very first fixer upper. In conjunction with CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com,  I am giving you a holiday home tour with "before" pictures so you can appreciate just how much we have accomplished in 10 months. Not to mention, we accomplished all of this on a relatively meager…

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Beadboard Planks Over Popcorn Ceiling DIY

Looking for a way to cover those outdated, popcorn ceilings while also adding character to your room?  You can install beadboard planking directly on top of your textured ceilings. This DIY gives you step-by-step instructions. Look at our finished product... To fully  appreciate the transformation, let me give you a little bit of background insight. When we first moved in, this is how the dining room looked.... Check out those nasty, textured ceilings (and don't even get me started on the…

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Double Pantry Barn Door DIY – Under $90

I am so happy to finally share with you my barn door DIY for replacing boring bi-fold doors . Built for my pantry, I would have loved a true barn door on a sliding track, but the space did not allow enough room for this. So,  I had to build two narrow doors. If you have been following me, you know that when I say "I built",  I really mean (in most cases) that  I nagged my husband into building something. This…

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Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * Remember when I said my Ikea Curtain hack was the easiest DIY ever? Well, I lied. I actually think turning an old mirror into a chalkboard has been the easiest project to date. Let me share with you how I did it. Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos to share with you . This was done before I started my…

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Q & A with Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

When I got the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with rockstar, blogger Jenna LaFevor from the mega-blog Rain on a Tin Roof, I was overcome with excitement. You see, she is my blogging idol. Not only is she a mastermind at mixing various genres of decor to form a style that is truly her own, she is also a damn good storyteller. After spending only a few minutes on her blog, you will feel like you know her. When I…

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How to Paint Cultured Marble Countertops

Let me tell ya'll about the time I painted the cultured marble countertops in my bathroom. You see, my bathroom countertops were a lovely, 1980's beige- almond color. I begged my husband for new countertops, but he wouldnt give in. He told me to find a temporary fix until we could afford marble or granite.  So I scoured the internet looking for a cheap way to refinish them. I came across Live Love Diy's post on how she used expoxy paint to…

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Wood Beam Mantel DIY

Looking to add some warm, rustic vibes to your brick fireplace? A wood beam mantel is a great place to start. This DIY mantel makeover took only about 2 hours to complete and boy...did it transform the entire look of our living room or what?!   In case you missed it, see my detailed living room transformation post to see how we brightened and updated our living room here. Let's take a look at how this fireplace looked when we…